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Worth noting that this is a press release, not a news story.

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Press Release: ELF STRIKES TWICE IN 48 HOURS AGAINST URBAN SPRAWL: CALIFORNIA AND MICHICAN

For Immediate Release

Two separate attacks against urban sprawl have been reported to the ELF Press Office today. Chico, California and Washington Township, Michigan are the latest locations for fires that burned or attempted to burn luxury homes under development. These are the third and fourth attacks against urban sprawl undertaken by the ELF in 2003.

June 03 - CHICO, CALIFORNIA

A fire was set at the Sterling Oaks development on Monday night, with grafitti at the scene reading "Save Our Bio Region E.L.F." The fire did little damage due to water on the scene which doused the flames. A communique was received by the ELF Press Office claiming responsibility for the action:

--begin communique--

on june 3 at about 2:45 am elf set fire to a luxury home at 145 sterling oaks drive in chico ca. we used a napalm incindiery. it would have burnt to the ground if the pvc pipe containing water didn't put out the flame. the pvc pipe caught on fire and released the water. the damage ended up being minimal to our disssatisfaction. we targeted these luxury homes due to the damage to the bioregion that occurs through development. chico is slowly becoming victim to sprawl and we will not sit back as all that is natural and beautiful is destroyed. civilization as a whole has proved to be detrimental to humans and non human animals. we won't settle for anything less then complete collapse. liberation for all life

earth liberation front

--end communique--

June 04, WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN

A pair of houses under construction were burned in an upscale suburban development in Washington Township, Michigan. An apparent anti-sprawl action, grafitti left at the scene claimed the work as that of the ELF.

The two houses were both in late stages of construction. The two houses under construction had a combined value of $700,000, she said.

Graffiti reading "ELF" and "stop sprawl" was spraypainted on nearby construction equipment. This is the fourth anti-sprawl action claimed by the ELF since the start of 2003.

No communique has been received in this action, though graffiti left at the scene is considered a claim of responsibility by the group.

Any further communication by the ELF to the ELF Press Office will be reported as it is received.

The Earth Liberation Front is an international underground organization that uses direct action in the form of economic sabotage to stop the destruction of the natural environment. Since 1997, the ELF in North America has caused over $45 million in damages to entities who profit from the destruction of life and the planet.

The Earth Liberation Front Press Office is an autonomous entity that serves to publicize news and actions of the ELF, as reported through news media or by anonymous communications from the individuals involved in activities.
http://www.earthliberationfront.com/...3/060403.shtml
 

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Interesting really, they burn down houses, releasing potentially hazardous gasses into the atmosphere destroying what they try to preserve. Also causing even more of the environment to be destroyed to rebuild...
 

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Interesting really, they burn down houses, releasing potentially hazardous gasses into the atmosphere destroying what they try to preserve. Also causing even more of the environment to be destroyed to rebuild...
And what about the propellant in the graffiti spray-paint cans? They need to develop some environmentally friendly methods of property destrution (although then the replacement of property uses more resources). And I hope non-humans weren't harmed in the fire incident.
 

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More tasteless than usual, Tame.


Whereas I think what they did is wrong, I believe I would never do such things, and I hope that these things aren't done in the future, I concurrently hold the beliefs that the most effective campaigns include people from the very right to the very left working together to bring about more coverage, talk, and interest. Hopefully moving the movement forward at a faster rate.

Hopefully.

I want to reiterate that I think they did something wrong, illegal, immoral, and that harm was caused by such actions, yet at the same time there is good that comes out of such actions. And when it comes to such cases that happened in the past, I feel it's our duty to study the positive impact, and focus less on the negative.
 
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